ATA council positions up for grabs
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) 2017 elections are underway, with voter registrations now open.
In the election, owner-drivers with one truck and small fleet operators with two to five trucks will elect one representative each to the general council of the ATA.
ATA Chair Noelene Watson sees the 2017 election as a critical opportunity for owner-drivers and small fleet operators to have their say.
“The ATA Council sets our strategic policy direction,” Watson says. “It deals with the critical issues that will determine the industry’s long-term future.
“You can’t have your say if you don’t register to vote, so I urge owner-drivers and small fleet operators to register online at the ATA website. It’s easy, fast and there’s no paperwork anymore.”
To register to vote in the election, you must own, be purchasing, or leasing one to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes.
You will also need to provide a valid ABN and an email address that is unique to you.
Voter registrations for the 2017 election will close on February 22. The election will be conducted entirely online using a secure voting system.
Nominations for the two positions up for election opened on January 25, and will also close on February 22.
Registration details can be found on the ATA website at www.truck.net.au.